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retiring, receding
adj. moving toward a position farther from the front; "the receding glaciers of the last ice age"; "retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline"
self-effacing, retiring, reticent
adj. reluctant to draw attention to yourself
retiring, preceding, past
adj. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office; "a retiring member of the board"
unassuming, retiring
adj. not arrogant or presuming; "unassuming to a fault, skeptical about the value of his work"; "a shy retiring girl"
unassertive, retiring
adj. inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence; "a shy unassertive person"

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antecedent
adj. preceding in time or order
preceding
adj. existing or coming before
anterior
adj. of or near the head end or toward the front plane of a body
timid
adj. showing fear and lack of confidence
bashful
adj. self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound
shy
adj. easily startled or frightened
primaeval, primordial, primeval, primal, aboriginal
adj. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
informal
adj. not formal; "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"
friendly
adj. easy to understand or use; "user-friendly computers"; "a consumer-friendly policy"; "a reader-friendly novel"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
antique
adj. made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"
past
adj. earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year"
earliest, earlier
adj. (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early; "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
previous, late, former
adj. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past; "the former president"; "our late President is still very active"; "the previous occupant of the White House"
last
adj. immediately past; "last Thursday"; "the last chapter we read"
unpretentious
adj. lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor"
humble
adj. marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
deferential, submissive
adj. inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination; "submissive servants"; "a submissive reply"; "replacing troublemakers with more submissive people"
modest, mild, meek
adj. humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness; "meek and self-effacing"
quiet
adj. of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
simple
adj. having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance"
lowly, menial, humble
adj. used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
unsocial
adj. not seeking or given to association; being or living without companions; "the unsocial disposition to neglect one's neighbors"
small, modest, lowly, low, humble
adj. low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

Synonyms (9)

withdrawing
adj. forced withdrawal; "pursued the withdrawing redcoats"
outward-bound, outward, outbound
adj. that is going out or leaving; "the departing train"; "an outward journey"; "outward-bound ships"
outflowing, effluent
adj. that is flowing outward
out
adj. directed outward or serving to direct something outward; "the out doorway"; "the out basket"
humble, simple
adj. unornamented; "a simple country schoolhouse"; "her black dress--simple to austerity"

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